Nonprofits Get Out the Vote

September 3, 2004

November 2- Nonprofits Get Out the Vote!

The Minnesota Participation Project is offering free training for people at non-profits who want to do non-partisan voter registration and get out the vote activities. Because these training opportunities are statewide and free, nonprofit arts organizations, and their staff and boards, may want to take advantage. The Minnesota Participation Project is creating a coalition of non-profits who are working together to make sure that the people they serve can and will get out to vote on November 2. Every American should turn out to vote.

The fate of the arts at the state capitol and congress will depend upon who gets elected on November 2, so if you or your organization are interested in getting more involved in non-partisan voter turnout activites, this is an easy way to join with many others in the non-profit sector. There is a big rally in the Twin Cities on Sept. 9th, and then trainings set up around the state for Sept. 13th.

The Minnesota Participation Project is an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits with support from Grassroots Solutions. More details on these events from the Minnesota Participation Project are below:

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Twin Cities Rally:

Join us on September 9 to launch “November 2 – Nonprofits Get Out The Vote!”

Please join the Minnesota Participation Project’s launch of the November 2 Nonprofits Get Out The Vote drive. Have cake, enjoy music, and get free t-shirts, buttons, training, and materials that your nonprofit can use to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) on Election Day! The November 2 kick-off is a celebration of democracy and a demonstration of the power of nonprofits to increase civic participation – and you are at the heart of it!

Join us for the November 2 Launch party and enjoy:

Celebration and Music
Networking and refreshments
Free November 2 t-shirts
Where: Metro State University Great Hall, 700 E 7th St, Saint Paul

When: September 9, 2004, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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Statewide Trainings:

Join us on September 13 to learn how you and your nonprofit can Get Out The Vote!

The Minnesota Participation Project is offering Get-Out-The-Vote trainings throughout the state for any organization interested – whether you have been working on voter mobilization all summer, or are just getting started! Free November 2 t-shirts will be provided, along with training materials.

When: Monday, September 13, 2004, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (most will be done by about 3:00, with time for questions and discussion from 3:00 – 4:00).

GOTV Training only:

Children’s Home Society, 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul
Launch Parties and GOTV Trainings in Greater Minnesota:

The Holiday Center, Holiday Inn, 200 West Superior Street, Duluth
Blue Earth County Library, 100 East Main Street, Mankato
Bremer Bank, 1100 W St. Germain Street, St. Cloud
Rochester Public Health Department, 2100 Campus Drive SE, Rochester City Hall
City Council Chambers, 500 Center Ave, Moorhead
Marshall/Lyon County Library, downstairs meeting room, 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall Ê
To RSVP for any of these events, or for more information, contact James, 651-645-2433, or e-mail james@grassrootssolutions.com These events are free and open to anyone interested in nonpartisan voter mobilization work. Please invite your friends and colleagues! For more information visit www.mncn.org/mpp/events.htm

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